This PowerPoint presentation charts the growth of manufacturing and early industry in America, focusing on the Market Revolution of the early 19th century. It begins with an examination of the factors that initially limited America's industrial growth including a lack of labor, foreign competition, and a lack of capital. It then explains how and why those problems were overcome. The contributions of men like Samuel Slater and Francis Cabot Lowell are examined, with the Lowell system and Lowell girls receiving particular attention. It then explores how each section of the nation, North, South, and West, began to focus production on a regional specialization. This specialization was made possible by advancements in transportation which are also covered. The presentation concludes by examining some of the less than desirable outcomes of industrialization including the "Cult of Domesticity," growing problems for workers and early unions, and an increasing dependence on slavery thanks to Eli Whitney and the cotton gin. This presentation is used in an AP United States history class and is based on Chapter 14 of The American Pageant, 14th edition.